"Call It the American Railway Union: The New Organization Will Endeavor to Abandon Strike Methods"
Published in Chicago Daily Tribune vol. 52, no. 41 (Feb. 10, 1893), pg. 3.
News report of the first preparatory meeting for organization of the American Railroad Union, a four hour session held in the Leland Hotel, Chicago. The gathering was chaired by George W. Howard, former Grand Chief of the Conductors' Union and elected a three person committee on Constitution and By-laws which included Eugene V. Debs, editor of Locomotive Firemen's Magazine; L.W. Rogers, editor of Age of Labor; and Sylvester Keliher, Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Carmen.
Includes a lengthy direct quote of Eugene V. Debs, prime founder and future President of the ARU.
A formal organizational convention was ultimately held on April 11-17 at the Greene Hotel in Chicago.
Published in USA prior to 1923, public domain. This version edited by Tim Davenport for 1000 Flowers Publishing, Corvallis, OR, Dec. 2016 and subject to Creative Commons No Commercial Use.